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Meaning of SMALL

Pronunciation:  smol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a garment size for a small person
  2. [n]  the slender part of the back
  3. [adv]  on a small scale; "think small"
  4. [adj]  made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small"
  5. [adj]  limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"; "a small voice"
  6. [adj]  limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-size country"
  7. [adj]  (of a voice) faint; "a little voice"; "a still small voice"
  8. [adj]  lowercase; "little a"; "small a"; "e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters"
  9. [adj]  too small to be seen except under a microscope
  10. [adj]  not large but sufficient in size or amount; "a modest salary"; "modest inflation"; "helped in my own small way"
  11. [adj]  not fully grown; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children"
  12. [adj]  have fine or very small constituent particles; "a small misty rain"
  13. [adj]  low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

SMALL is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: atomic, atomlike, bantam, belittled, bittie, bitty, decreased, diminished, diminutive, dinky, dwarf, dwarfish, elfin, elflike, fine, gnomish, half-size, humble, immature, inferior, infinitesimal, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, least, lesser, lilliputian, limited, little, littler, littlest, low, lowercase, lowly, micro, microscopic, microscopical, midget, miniature, miniscule, minor, minuscule, minute, moderate, modest, petite, pocket-size, pocket-sized, puny, reduced, runty, shrimpy, slender, slim, smaller, smallest, smallish, small-scale, soft, subatomic, subgross, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, undersize, undersized, wee, weensy, weeny, young
 Antonyms: big, big, large, macroscopic, macroscopical
 See Also: back, body part, dorsum, size



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Small\ (sm[add]l), a. [Compar. {Smaller}; superl.
    {Smallest}.] [OE. small, AS. sm[ae]l; akin to D. smal narrow,
    OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal,
    Goth. smals small, Icel. smali smal cattle, sheep, or goats;
    cf. Gr. mh^lon a sheep or goat.]
    1. Having little size, compared with other things of the same
       kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large
       or extended in dimension; not great; not much;
       inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.
             To compare Great things with small.   --Milton.
    2. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or
       importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a
       small fault; a small business.
    3. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; --
       sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
             A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of
             interesting the greatest man.         --Carlyle.
    4. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short;
       as, after a small space. --Shak.
    5. Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud. ``A still,
       small voice.'' --1 Kings xix. 12.
    {Great and small},of all ranks or degrees; -- used especially
       of persons. ``His quests, great and small.'' --Chaucer.
    {Small arms}, muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction
       from cannon.
    {Small beer}. See under {Beer}.
    {Small coal}.
       (a) Little coals of wood formerly used to light fires.
       (b) Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the
           coarser parts by screening.
    {Small craft} (Naut.), a vessel, or vessels in general, of a
       small size.
    {Small fruits}. See under {Fruit}.
    {Small hand}, a certain size of paper. See under {Paper}.
    {Small hours}. See under {Hour}.
    {Small letter}. (Print.), a lower-case letter. See
       {Lower-case}, and {Capital letter}, under {Capital}, a.
    {Small piece}, a Scotch coin worth about 21/4d. sterling, or
       about 41/2cents.
    {Small register}. See the Note under 1st {Register}, 7.
    {Small stuff} (Naut.), spun yarn, marline, and the smallest
       kinds of rope. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
    {Small talk}, light or trifling conversation; chitchat.
    {Small wares} (Com.), various small textile articles, as
       tapes, braid, tringe, and the like. --M`Culloch.
  2. \Small\, adv.
    1. In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little;
       slightly. [Obs.] ``I wept but small.'' --Chaucer. ``It
       small avails my mood.'' --Shak.
    2. Not loudly; faintly; timidly. [Obs. or Humorous]
             You may speak as small as you will.   --Shak.
  3. \Small\, n.
    1. The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the
       leg or of the back.
    2. pl. Smallclothes. [Colloq.] --Hood. Dickens.
    3. pl. Same as {Little go}. See under {Little}, a.
  4. \Small\, v. t.
    To make little or less. [Obs.]
Computing Dictionary

1. Functional, lazy, untyped.

["SMALL - A Small Interactive Functional System", L. Augustsson, TR 28, U Goteborg and Chalmers U, 1986].

2. A toy language used to illustrate denotational semantics.

["The Denotational Description of Programming Languages", M.J.C. Gordon, Springer 1979].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that someone or something is smaller than usual, represents feelings of insignificance, helplessness and unworthiness. Alternatively, you may be literally trying to "knock" this person down to size. Perhaps it suggests that you or someone in your life has an inflated ego and need to be taught a lesson. Dreaming that you are small and everyone is normal sized, suggests that you are suffering from low self-esteem and/or a sense of helplessness. Perhaps you are being overlooked.